You are invited to participate in the 1st annual QGIS conference. This is an opportunity to learn more about QGIS, an open-source software for geographic information systems.
*Registration has filled to capacity. We are looking for ways to expand participation, including live-streaming.
The vision of this conference is (1) to enable local governments, private organizations, and individuals to shape the future of their regions in New York (and beyond) using open-source QGIS and (2) to strengthen the regional open-source GIS community by bringing people together and optionally pairing up mentors and mentees. The one-day conference will be held on April 3rd, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cornell University’s Mann Library in Ithaca, NY. Registration for this event is free. Funding for this conference is provided by OSGeo-US. An overview of this event can be found at: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
The proposed agenda for this conference is:
(2) Welcome / Overview of QGIS
(3) Morning Workshops
For beginners: loading different types of data into QGIS, basic visualization, vector functions
For advanced users: raster functions and spatial database management
(4) Lunch (included)
Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and locally-produced options will be available
If applicable, seated with paired mentor or mentee
(5) Afternoon Presentations
Online web mapping
Overview of some useful features
(6) Panel Question and Answer Period
Respond to lingering questions of the day
(7) Closing remarks
Getting QGIS help and reporting issues
You can register via internet at: https://forms.gle/
This conference will be capped at 50 participants. The 51st registration and so on will be placed on a waiting list. The Google form will confirm receipt of your registration via email. You will be notified directly by the planning committee if you are placed on the waiting list.
Registrants should possess basic computer literacy (e.g. saving files into a folder system, downloading data using the internet, familiarity with spreadsheets) and map literacy (e.g. understanding scale, orienting yourself using a map, associating features with real places). Computers will be provided for the workshops.
The deadline to register is March 20, 2020, or when 65 registrations have been submitted, whichever comes first.
If you are unable to register via the internet or have any other questions about this event, contact Alaina Mallette, firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.785.2387.
SAVE THE DATE
April 3rd, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
@ Cornell University, Mann Library, Ithaca, NY 14853
Registration for this event is free. Funding for this conference is provided by OSGeo-US.
QGIS NY 2020 Planning Committee Members:
– Mickey Dietrich, GIS/Municipal Management Consultant, NYS Tug Hill Commission
– Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian, City University of New York Baruch College
– Keith Jenkins, GIS & Geospatial Applications Librarian, Cornell University
– Alaina Mallette, Planner, NYS Tug Hill Commission
RACOG Municipal Management Consultant
NYS Tug Hill Commission
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601